Daniele Ferrari studied conducting, composition, piano and organ. He has been organist of the Basilica of San Carlo al Corso in Milan since 1986, and for over ten years led the Concentus Musicae Antiquae Choir, with which he made recordings for Italian State Television and Radio. In 2005 he conducted Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in the main hall of the Milan Conservatory, in a concert organized by the Italian government to celebrate the first anniversary of the entry of ten new member states into the European Union. He is a long-term collaborator of the famous soprano Luciana Serra, whom he has conducted on numerous occasions, including a performance of Brahms’s German Requiem.
Daniele Ferrari has transcribed, edited, performed and recorded many rare and unfamiliar compositions, including sacred works by Emanuele Rincon d’Astorga, Francesco Pasquale Ricci, and Giovanni Battista Sammartini, and Nino Rota’s Masses. He conducted the world’s first complete recording of Sammartini’s Early Symphonies, as well as sacred cantatas by the same composer